I'm looking around the league for a legit cleanup hitter. I wish we had acquired Matt Kemp last year when he had an off year.
But I'm looking at Kemp's progression to greatness, and Adam Jones is on a similar path. It's not quite as impressive, but his power numbers and average have increased every year. He will be 26 soon and has been in the league since he was 21. Trending upward and hitting his prime..........probably on pace for 25 to 28 HR's this year.
He hasn't put up MVP numbers yet like Kemp did this year, but might be on the verge of breaking out. He is righthanded too. Has stolen 11 bases and been caught only once. Has struck out a little just over 100 times so far.
I'd be interested. Especially if we're keeping Votto.